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RAPPORT III electronic warfare system on Israeli aircraft: use against Syrian air defense

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The Israeli air force is one of the strongest not only in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, but also in the world as a whole. Their combat potential was strengthened, first of all, due to the supply of American-made aircraft and aircraft equipment.


One of the most interesting technical solutions used by Israeli aviation, is the AN / ALQ-178 programmed quick alert control system for radar targets III or RAPPORT III. Initially, this system was developed by Loral, but then passed into the hands of the giant of the American aircraft industry Lockheed.

The development of the system began back in the 1970s by order of the command of the Belgian Air Force. But then, due to a lack of budgetary funds, the Belgian military department stopped financing the project, which affected its timing - the system was put into operation only in the mid-1980s.

Although the Belgian air force was supposed to be the first customer of the system, it so happened that the Israeli Air Force tested it in action. The system was installed on the Israeli F-16C and has proven itself well during operations in the sky over neighboring Lebanon. There, Israeli aviation opposed the Syrian air force and resisted very successfully. Therefore, the $ 88 million that Tel Aviv originally spent on the acquisition and installation of the system was not wasted.

Already after the electronic warfare system was tested by Israeli pilots and received the highest ratings from aviation engineers, the Belgian Air Force again became interested in this system, wanting to install it on their F-16 fighters. But then, all the same, Belgium abandoned RAPPORT III, opting for Carapace as an addition to RAPPORT II. But the main beneficiary of the use of the new electronic warfare system was, of course, American naval aviation - RAPPORT III was installed on US Navy F-16N aircraft, which are considered one of the most efficient in the F-16 Viper family of aircraft.

RAPPORT III is able to automatically detect, classify and locate enemy assets, effectively counteract them. For decades, aircraft engineers have argued about equipping fighters with internal electronic warfare systems. Everything rested on the issue of cost and complexity. Therefore, until recently, external electronic warfare suspension systems were widely distributed, which were even installed on such machines as fourth-generation fighters. However, then the demand for just internal electronic warfare systems increased

Expert Tyler Rogowey believes that the RAPPORT III system is far ahead of its time and gave a green light for further development and implementation of electronic warfare systems installed on modern aircraft.

For the Israeli armed forces, accustomed to always take not quantity but quality, the technical equipment of aviation has always been of great importance. Moreover, one of the most important tasks of the Israeli Air Force is to be invulnerable to the air defense of Syria, which is a long-standing enemy of Israel. Syrian air defense, as is known, was created by Soviet military experts and is armed with Soviet and Russian-made equipment.

It is no coincidence that Israel is extremely wary of deliveries of Russian weapons to the Middle East, realizing that high-quality Russian anti-aircraft missile systems pose a danger to Israeli aviation, even though the latter is equipped with modern electronic warfare systems. In this regard, the question is being discussed whether the Israeli Air Force will use electronic warfare systems for aviation when attacking the territory of Syria. Experts agree that Israeli aviation uses aircraft-based electronic warfare systems very actively. In particular, it is planned to use such systems in the case when the Israeli F-16s, in fact, caused the strike by the Syrian calculation of the S-200 air defense system on a Russian electronic reconnaissance aircraft. The Israeli Air Force electronic warfare systems are also used when sending to strike their drones in the airspace of the ATS.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 17 January 2020 12: 00
    +5
    Their combat potential was strengthened, first of all, due to the supply of American-made aircraft and aircraft equipment.
    The main thing is they constantly fly and bomb neighbors. requesthence the combat experience.
    1. thanks
      thanks 17 January 2020 12: 13
      -4
      Quote: Ilya Polonsky Military Review
      Experts agree that Israeli aviation uses aircraft-based electronic warfare systems very actively. In particular, it is assumed the use of such systems in the case when the Israeli F-16s, in fact, caused the strike by the Syrian calculation of the S-200 air defense system on a Russian electronic reconnaissance aircraft.

      The author, put it intelligibly, more clearly ... The fault of the Israeli Air Force in the incident with the Il-20 is beyond doubt! Do not confuse the retargeting of an anti-aircraft missile at a target with a large EPR when the F-16 approaches the Il-20 by the same azimuth with the "power" of electronic warfare ...
      1. Gust
        Gust 17 January 2020 12: 27
        +2
        All the same, this does not relieve responsibility from the Syrian calculations (although you will ask what) and our military specialists (training and planning operations) there. It's a pity the crew, but the most serious conclusions need to be drawn from the situation - in the event of a serious conflict, such situations will often arise. So the guys died for good reason.
      2. borberd
        borberd 17 January 2020 12: 28
        +7
        There is no doubt the fault of the Khmeimim dispatchers who led Il into the Syrian air defense fire zone. And Israeli planes, at the time Il-a entered the zone of indiscriminate firing of the Syrians, were already landing at their airfields.
      3. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 17 January 2020 12: 35
        -3
        Quote: Mersi

        The author, put it intelligibly, more clearly ... The fault of the Israeli Air Force in the incident with the Il-20 is beyond doubt! Do not confuse the retargeting of an anti-aircraft missile at a target with a large EPR when the F-16 approaches the Il-20 by the same azimuth with the "power" of electronic warfare ...

        It does not cause you. We do not see her at all.
      4. Andrey.AN
        Andrey.AN 17 January 2020 12: 59
        0
        EW, in principle, can turn the F-16 into an IL-20.
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 17 January 2020 18: 15
      -1
      There is nothing eternal, someday the neighbors will gather and come with a "reply". Then we'll see how good they are.
  2. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 17 January 2020 12: 16
    +1
    Rational use and maximum efficiency is the main horse of the Israeli armed forces.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 17 January 2020 13: 12
      +8
      RAPPORT III electronic warfare system on Israeli aircraft: use against Syrian air defense
      Quote: 75Sergey
      Rational use and maximum efficiency is the main horse of the Israeli armed forces.

      The main skate of Israel is actions against an enemy who is not able to wage war due to lack of funds and bloodless war against ISIS. And also - “war from around the corner”, from someone else’s territory under the guise of sponsors (USA). And, what main skate without a potion can Shrek's friend portray?
      There is Iran nearby ... Imagine something against it ... Together with the Americans you will put your "Report" in ... "purse".
      I’m still thinking, when does Syria “capitulate” to the “great military power”? .. Or is it your war like this - a front without flanks and a front line?
      1. husband
        husband 17 January 2020 13: 57
        +2
        Read about the Medvedka in 1982. Do you think it will be different with Iran?
        1. Pytnik
          Pytnik 17 January 2020 15: 31
          -1
          But Iran’s exact attacks on the American base in Iraq do not scare wink And Iran also has new CDs, the "bear" remained in the 80s of the 20th century stop
      2. borberd
        borberd 17 January 2020 14: 41
        -3
        Quote: ROSS 42

        The main skate of Israel is actions against an enemy who is not able to wage war due to lack of funds and bloodless war against ISIS.

        Pathos speech, unconvincing, and it is unclear for whom it was intended. Anyone who was interested in the Arab-Israeli conflict will say that the Israelis always fought with a numerically superior enemy, stuffed with the most modern Soviet weapons, sometimes in the ratio of 3 Arabs against one Israeli.
        Quote: ROSS 42
        And also - “war from around the corner”, from someone else’s territory under the guise of sponsors (USA).

        Syrian missiles fell in Turkish Cyprus and in neighboring Jordan, and in Lebanon and in Israel. The Syrians generally have no problem shelling neighboring countries. Therefore, this meaningless expression is “war from around the corner”. And it is not entirely clear how and who in the United States covers Israel and what does this mean?
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 17 January 2020 14: 48
          +2
          Quote: borberd
          Therefore, this meaningless expression - "war from around the corner" is not entirely clear

          מה אתה לא מבין? אם ישראל במלחמה עם סוריה ומהטריטוריה ל לבנון וסוריה, אתה לא צריך להיות חכחכ מדי, מו גג להבין מה כתבתי ברוסית.
          And what is not clear to you? If Israel is at war with Syria, then let them bring in troops. And from the territory of Lebanon and across the territory of Syria, you don’t need a big mind, just like to understand what I wrote in Russian.
          hi
          1. Zeev Zeev
            Zeev Zeev 17 January 2020 15: 11
            +1
            Why do we need to send troops to Syria? We are not going to capture anyone, we are not trying to seize the resources of Syria, what should we do there?
            ? וואלה, באיזה סרט אתה חי, אנעל ראבק
            1. babylon
              babylon 19 January 2020 11: 22
              +2
              Correctly you only arrange coups d'etat and bring your puppets to power, ruining the country and then seizing its resources. look what you have done with Ukraine and its people?
              And interestingly, Israel did not bomb
              "Isil" and in every possible way supported him and now supports him
              And as for Syria, why is Israel pointing to a sovereign country with whom it should enter into military alliances?
              With this logic of Russia, it is high time to bomb all hostile NATO eastern Europe and will not turn around.
              1. Zeev Zeev
                Zeev Zeev 19 January 2020 11: 34
                -1
                Oh my god. Another adherent of the Jewish conspiracy fellow
                Moreover, like any such adept who knows nothing about Israeli air strikes against ISIS on Syrian territory, or about other targets that Israel attacks in Syria and Iraq ...
                1. 3danimal
                  3danimal 19 January 2020 12: 57
                  -3
                  On TV (and Internet resources Tsargrad, Tupichok, etc.) they don’t talk about this, therefore, there are no ISIS attacks. hi
                  PS You modestly kept silent about conspiracy allies - Freemasons)
                  1. Zeev Zeev
                    Zeev Zeev 19 January 2020 13: 04
                    -2
                    But other sources of information, besides TV, no?
                    PySy: So Masons are all Jews, aren't they? From Washington to Beckendorf onwards
                    1. 3danimal
                      3danimal 19 January 2020 13: 08
                      -3
                      For someone, no, alas ..
                      Masons, as I understand it, a certain sinister force, an international dark order)
                      1. Zeev Zeev
                        Zeev Zeev 19 January 2020 13: 18
                        0
                        Of course, the dark order. Look, the most famous Russian freemason was generally an Ethiopian great-grandfather. And Abram.
                      2. 3danimal
                        3danimal 19 January 2020 13: 27
                        -3
                        Network around the world since time immemorial)
                2. babylon
                  babylon 19 January 2020 20: 24
                  0
                  Ha ha))) the truth hurts my eyes
              2. 3danimal
                3danimal 19 January 2020 12: 55
                -3
                Here you (not only you) are all fixated on “resources” .. How many resources does Japan have, being the third economy in the world? Or is Germany fourth?
                There are no countries in the top ten whose main income is the sale of the contents of the subsoil. Only equipment, goods, high-tech, in exchange for which they are happy to sell these very resources. (The margin on the sale of the mentioned products is much higher than on the extracted minerals).
                1. babylon
                  babylon 19 January 2020 20: 59
                  +2
                  To answer this question you need to know first who owns the technology in these countries,
                  1. 3danimal
                    3danimal 20 January 2020 01: 09
                    0
                    Who owns oil production technologies in Russia? On whose apparatus is produced, say, cheese, other products? Or maybe the factories use Russian CNC machines? (By the way, look at the number of industrial robots used per 10000 workers by country, much will become clear.)
                    So, your argument is not consistent.
                    It is important how much companies in the country pay taxes to the budget. Which, in Japan, is 5-6 times larger than ours. (The social part is just the size of it).
          2. borberd
            borberd 17 January 2020 15: 36
            -4
            While there were no Iranian mercenaries and bases in Syria, we did not bomb anyone there. Moreover, the Syrian border was the calmest. And we do not need either Lebanon or Syria, therefore we are not bringing in troops. And what you translated through translate - it generally has a different meaning. You wrote - "let Syria bring troops from Lebanon and Syria" - what the ... Where to bring in, to Israel? They will grind! Do not use google translate, it translates crookedly.
      3. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 17 January 2020 15: 15
        +2
        So Iran is far away - and the nuclear workers were soaked there, the IRGC base was blown up.
        In Syria, it, being not weakened by the Civil War, armed with at least weapons not inferior to the Jews, in a simultaneous attack with Egypt, with the help of the Iraqi and Moroccan armed forces, under the roof of the USSR, miserably lost the war. But in the 80s occupied the floor of Lebanon laughing
      4. 75 Sergey
        75 Sergey 17 January 2020 23: 42
        0
        Well, so far they are not doing badly.
        And you are going to fight according to the rules and, of course, against a strong opponent, do not try to weaken it with a quiet glanders, go out into the open field and wake up! And if the enemy doesn’t come out and insults you from long distances, then he is a coward, and you are a hero ... chest in crosses, head in bushes!
      5. Alexey Ilyin
        Alexey Ilyin 28 March 2020 21: 48
        0
        Against Iran depicted two hundred blows in the face ... And no response. Did not notice? What is your poor eyesight. Points are necessary, my friend, to wear.
    2. Roman RUS
      Roman RUS 17 January 2020 14: 02
      -1
      Maximum meanness and cowardice - this is the main hobby of these creatures
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 17 January 2020 15: 17
        +3
        Cowardly and very meanly won all the war. am
      2. 75 Sergey
        75 Sergey 17 January 2020 23: 44
        0
        And you do not need the result, but the process itself.
        Here I read the memoirs of veterans, when the German Tiger stood up in an open field and shot our T-34/76 from a distance of 1..1,5 km., And ours thought how to get close to it, and the Americans, scoundrels and cowardly scoundrels, immediately aircraft on them prompted ... That's what prevented ours from acting so "meanly" ?! I’m already silent about the storming of European cities without heavy artillery and tanks, we wanted to preserve the culture of rowing Europa ... at the cost of the lives of our soldiers!
        We admire the foreigners in the blood, we are ashamed of them, and spit on our own! To a stake ?!
        As well as ingenuity, dexterity and not straight ahead.
        As Chapaev V.I. used to say, one must think here!
      3. Alexey Ilyin
        Alexey Ilyin 28 March 2020 21: 50
        0
        You're lying. You drew yourself.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 17 January 2020 12: 22
    +3
    For the Israeli armed forces, accustomed to always take not quantity but quality, the technical equipment of aviation has always been of great importance.

    Also "combat" experience.
    A difficult opponent for anyone in that region.
  4. Astronaut
    Astronaut 17 January 2020 13: 35
    +7
    Israel’s main EW is GDP.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 17 January 2020 15: 17
      0
      PPP GDP? )))
    2. Alekcandr Sokolenko
      Alekcandr Sokolenko 13 February 2020 15: 53
      0
      No, children's upbringing, mono-ethnicity (there are no traitors, as in Moscow, by the way, all their bedding and diasporas are
      to the whole world, very influential, something that Russia does not have, from the word “completely”) is the rest of the technology.
  5. steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 January 2020 13: 47
    +1
    Can you imagine that in Russia or the United States aircraft strike without entering the airspace of the country? The answer would follow not only by air! Correctly? And Israel is bombing without fear of a response from Syria. They’re just brave, because they know they won’t be anything! Syria is FORBIDDEN! And if the Jews also strike Iran, they will receive missiles and electronic warfare will not help!
    1. 3danimal
      3danimal 19 January 2020 17: 19
      -3
      Why, Syria can try to attack targets in Israel. (In response to an attack on Hezbollah fighters?) And get a military defeat (is there any doubt about this?). Therefore, everything is limited to indignation and attempts to attack strike aircraft.
      Trained and armed militants from neighboring countries do not operate from the territory of the United States (emnip).
      1. cyborg
        cyborg 19 January 2020 18: 40
        +1
        Syria may be defeated. What about Iran? The Iranians attacked American bases in Iraq, and put them in pants in Israel. And it is right. They know that the warhead of Iranian missiles can be nuclear, even in the form of a dirty bomb ... But they, as it turned out, hit exactly on target.
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 20 January 2020 01: 06
          -2
          You forget that Israel has about 100 nuclear warheads. And the whole history of the existence of the state speaks for the fact that in the corresponding situation it will be used. As they say, you should not start what you can’t finish.
          The Iranian leadership only wanted to save face (inside). And it plummeted to nowhere, at the same time killing many of its citizens (“we bomb Voronezh”). Hastening to declare right away that the incident is over. This is their weak point: the IRGC’s sitting on super-incomes taught its leaders to value and love life. His (and those close to him), of course.
          1. cyborg
            cyborg 20 January 2020 11: 42
            +1
            Israel does not confirm or deny the presence of JBL. What is the power? Maybe 15 kT, or maybe 0,5 kT. How many charges? Maybe 100, maybe 200. Or nothing at all. Grandma wondered ...
            Iran also does not say anything, but work is ongoing. Centrifuges spin. Nobody knows how much uranium has been accumulated. But even if there is no nuclear charge, it is only a matter of time. There are already carriers. And you can use the same low enriched uranium. Israel is a small country. A pair of such missiles and territory has been infected for centuries. And Iran, if it is in danger of destruction, will certainly do so. Moreover, they are constantly yelling about the desire to destroy Israel ..
            As for the Boeing tragedy, there are many contradictions. History raises a lot of doubts and we still have to seriously understand.
    2. Alexey Ilyin
      Alexey Ilyin 28 March 2020 21: 51
      0
      Oh my god, you’ve already hit two hundred blows, and you all wang IF?
  6. Mikhail Anokhin_2
    Mikhail Anokhin_2 23 February 2020 04: 48
    +1
    It follows that our systems are shit and long! Just puff out your cheeks!